Taliban leader has adopted full Sharia Law in Afghanistan and has ordered judges to enforce stonings, flogging, and limb amputations as punishment.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that Judges across Afghanistan have been ordered by the supreme leader to embrace and enforce all aspects of Islamic law.
This includes the amputation of limbs as a punishment for thieves, stonings, and floggings, and public executions, reports claim.
The demand came after supreme leader Hibatullah Akhunzada had a meeting with a group of judges, according to Taliban chief spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid.
Only a few days ago, a video emerged on social media of women in Afghanistan questioning the new rules of the regime after they were suddenly banned from going to female gyms.
The women said: “You’ve taken our right to study. We are not allowed to work. We now can’t exercise in a gym.
“Do we not have the right to do anything anymore? Why is the world not listening to us?”
“As a theocratic setup, the Taliban want to strengthen their religious identity among Muslim countries.”
According to the Taliban spokesman, the supreme leader told judges: “Carefully examine the files of thieves, kidnappers, and seditionists.
“Those files in which all sharia conditions of hudud and qisas have been fulfilled, you are obliged to implement.
“This is the ruling of sharia, and my command, which is obligatory.”
While hudud means crimes under sharia law which have specific punishments, qisas means ‘retaliation in kind’ though the victim’s relatives can claim compensation over punishment.
Offences of hudud include adultery, drinking alcohol, rebellion, kidnapping, and theft while qisas include murder and the intentional infliction of harm.
Crimes which are punished by hudud are more difficult to prove and in cases of adultery, if there is no confession, four adult male Muslim witnesses must give a statement.
From the beginning of the Taliban’s rule in the summer of 2021, women have suffered some of the largest losses of freedom and rights including being unable to enter parks, funfairs, work, and travel without a male relative as an escort.
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